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Old 07-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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I just purchased a cb radio on ebay to install in my 2010 JK. I would like to know the best antenna system to install and also is there anyone in the Springs that I can take it to and have it tuned? Also is there someone you recommend I take it to to install...wiring is not my specialty.

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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The adjustable firestik is probably the best antenna.

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Old 07-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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thx Justin, i'll google it....any ideas on install?
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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It's pretty easy. You can wire it to your fuse box or they even make cigarette lighter adapters for power. Antenna is basically screw in.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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It's way easy. You can go to the truck stop down near fountain off of 25 to get your antenna and also pick up an SWR meter from radio shack for cheap. Tuning is super easy and install in easy as well. Just figure out where you want it and screw it in.
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You can do it yourself, however you need to know one thing... do not turn it on and key the mic before the antena is connected. If you do you will most likely fry the finals in the radio. Other then that, locate the radio where you want it in the cab, find a 12v hot and a ground, then moun the antena and run the coax to it. Quadratec sells alot of mounts that are just for jeeps, I bought one for my LJ that mounts behind the driver tail light, it came with the coax, mount, spring, and adjustable firestick. Its an easy install though.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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High country Carries a lot of adaptors for jk as well.. Plus they have the firesticks and wiring for the antennae
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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Guys, I don't need a cb radio that often but for when I (rarely) go on trails, would a handheld cb radio be sufficient? I don't wanna install one of those that go in dash cause of where I live lol that's why I even hid the stereo in center console. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #9
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Guys, I don't need a cb radio that often but for when I (rarely) go on trails, would a handheld cb radio be sufficient? I don't wanna install one of those that go in dash cause of where I live lol that's why I even hid the stereo in center console. Any suggestions?
Handhelds work pretty well.. Kinda pricey.. Your range definitely decreases though..
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #10
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i ordered this kit. firestick firefly antenna and a good coax with a mini uhf adapter so you dont have to solder anything after routing it.

Cool Tech LLC. JK Gatemount CB Antenna System

its a good cable to.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #11
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Ok, great advise by all. I got my cb in the mail and I'm ready to intall...no problem. The question now is regarding the antenna. If I mount it near my highlift will it interfere with the reception? I've heard that firestix's 3' is not that great but I don't want an antenna that sky rockets above my jeep. With my lift I hardly have any room to park the jeep in the garage. But if I go with a 3' it's only a few inches above my top.
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I got a 4 ft. firestick and they sell a spring for it so I can angle it underneath my soft top where the window is so I can fit in my garage.. Haven't heard about the highlift interference.
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I have the 2' Firestick and have had no reception issues.

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